MISSION SONGS PROJECT by Jessie Lloyd
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy. Produced by Performing Lines
Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music.
Presented as an acoustic trio, Jessie Lloyd takes audiences on a musical journey across Australia. She engages through intimate storytelling, moving harmonies and historical insights. Using humour and truth to share the voices of elders as they would around a warm campfire or kitchen table.
From cultural identity to love and loss, these rare songs performed by an extraordinary trio of Indigenous musicians consist of almost forgotten stories that illuminate the history of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders, families and communities.
Creator: Jessie Lloyd
Lighting Designer: Chloe Ogilvie
This a COVID Safe event with limited audience capacity.
To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors and staff, we’ve introduced COVID-safe measures in line with the Victorian Government. Where possible, when coming to this event, please adhere to:
• Physical distancing
• We strongly recommend wearing a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained
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• Practice good hygiene
• Bring your own water
• If feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend
Thank you so much for keeping us all safe and we can’t wait to see you at the theatre!
Mission Songs Project is produced by Performing Lines and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Indigenous Languages and Arts program.
1 May, 2021
Darebin Arts Centre, Cnr St Georges Road and Bell Street, Preston
Group of 4 or more $28, Darebin Resident $30, Full $35, Preview $25, Concession and Students $28